I really liked the spheres and am so glad you have one.
Those cardinals are facinating. I know you enjoyed them at your father's home but now at the Museum and Sculpture Gardens, so many more will get to appreciate them and you know they will be safe.
What amazes me about sculpture is that eh artist has to complete envision the finished product when confronted with a nondescript piece of rock or metal. The whole process from "rock to Cardinal" is incomprehensible to me.
I'll have to make a point of going through the entire sculpture garden the next time I go to D.C. I've never seen the entire thing. If I see any of these pieces I'll take pictures for you.
Those spheres are truly amazing. I must get my loupe to try and get a closer look. I will try to feel the touch of it with my mind.
I love looking at sculptures... the work the artists lovingly put into them is amazing.
Good grief. i must learn to edit comments for spelling and grammar. Specifically, the "eh" is "the." It should be "completely" in line two.
I'm so ashamed.
I love the cardinal in front of the conifer in Greenwich. The contrast between the texture of the tree and the sculpture is wonderful.
How lucky to have had these in your life, and how wonderful to share them with the world.
Thanks for all the info you left in my comments box about Hirshhorn estate. Steve, to whom you addressed your comment, is not the author of The Pagan Sphinx. I am. Nice to meet you!
Amazing!love your small sphere!
You have a great eye don't you for all things beautiful. I love sculpting. I started to get into it when I was doing my theatrical makeup course and had to make masks etc. I really should do some more of it.
I really must read some more about your father if you have written it. Was he an artist too?
So glad you got your piece too as it must remind you of your father when you look at it. And the Cardinals are superb. How wonderful would it be to go visit this work - I have been to Washington but not sure when I might ever go there again.
By the way I just wrote a comment on a post which I somehow ended up on which now I relaise must have been from some time ago - I have so many of your posts I still need to read.
This is such a treat!!!! I love every single piece
I love the sphere, and how cool to have a small version on your coffee table! I can't believe it's 41 years old. Proving the point that art is timeless.
The sculptures do look beautiful in your father's home. :)
What a great post, Naomi! Love so much these sculptures created by Arnaldo Pomodoro. I remember I saw photos of these beautiful spheres in your living room.
It's really amazing The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. When I did a post about Arnaldo Pomodoro (October 11, 2007) I mentioned The Hirshhorn Museum, but I did not know that the Museum was endowed during the 1960s with the permanent art collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, your dear Father.
I google and saw many videos of the Hisrhhorn Museum and the notable artists in the Collection.
Your father was really a remarkable person!
Thanks for sharing this great post with us. I am looking forward to more to come...
Have a pleasant day!
What a beautiful sculpture and the tiny sphere you own is amazing! Lucky you bought it when you did! Now you can enjoy an original piece of this man's work forever.
The Cardinal looks majestic and at the same time symbolizes peace. I can't wait to seemore of your art photos. You are truly surrounded by beauty, my friend.
Those are great sculptures. I love creative work like that
You are not biased. It all makes perfect sense. (Think about it.)
It's like he sees inside a perfect sphere and then peels it back to show us what is inside. At least, that is how it seems to me. Fascinating!
They are a treasure Noami!!!! I like the spheres too = Big & Small heheheheh.....
Very unique and I bet alot of hard work for the finished sculpture.
Thank you for sharing this Naomi :D
Are you saying that some of the sculpture in the DC garden were once at your father's home? Did he donate them?? I have been to the DC Sculpture Garden and enjoyed it very much.
The spheres look futuristic. I love the one in front of the cardinal that looks like two figures dancing.
I had to look up "Arnaldo Pomodoro" to see more of his work. Reminds me of peeling apart an onion if an onion was a machine. Very cool!
I have seen several Pomodoro sculptures and liked all of them. There is a large circular one (but not a sphere) in Charlotte, NC
I love the obelisk look of the cardinal and the sphere is fascinating. How lucky for you to have your own to touch whenever you feel like it.
BTW is one allowed to touch the outdoor sculptures? It should be allowed I think. I was shocked to learn one isn't allowed now to touch the giant boulders at Stone Henge. Do they think they will crumble?
Being reared with all that art certainly rubbed off on you.
The spheres are quite futuristic aren't they.. even for today and they were made so long ago. Amazing!
Hey there happy thanksgiving to you and sweeeti
I am thankful you took these pictures to share.
Very interesting Naomi! I love the sphere! That is really unique. Such a wonderful thing to have a parent who donated all this! Fascinating!! If I ever get to DC I'll be sure and look at the Museum and Sculpture Garden.
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